Qorvo Introduces World’s Smallest, 20-Watt Single-Chip Programmable Motor Control and Drive Solution for Brushless DC Motors

January 07, 2021

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Qorvo Introduces World’s Smallest, 20-Watt Single-Chip Programmable Motor Control and Drive Solution for Brushless DC Motors

Integrated, system-on-chip PAC is first to deliver intelligent solution with FLASH-programmable MCU and MOSFETs in a single device.

According to Qorvo, the company introduced the industry’s smallest single-chip motor control and inverter solution for brushless DC (BLDC) motors. The integrated, single-chip design enables motor control for compact, low-power 2S to 8S battery-powered BLDC motors.

The Qorvo PAC5285 Power Application Controller (PAC) integrates within a single product a 50 MHz ArmCortex-M0 with 32kB of FLASH, power management, gate drivers, integrated MOSFET inverter, and signal conditioning components. Per the company, this provides savings on both the PCB size and bill of materials (BOM) count while enabling motor control with extended battery life.

The PAC5285 BOM has reduced the number of external passive components – no other ICs or active components are required for this programmable BLDC solution. Typical solutions require multiple discrete devices for power management and control. Also, according to the company, the PAC5285 allows OEMs to design highly integrated, programmable BLDC solutions in the smallest footprint possible. 

The PAC5285 is available now and offers these features: 

Connect with us virtually during an all-digital CES 2021 (#CES2021), January. 11-14.  For more information about Qorvo’s solutions, announcements and meeting inquiries, visit our Qorvo CES 2021 landing page.  

For more information, visit: www.qorvo.com/powermanagement

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